SGI UV for SAP HANA Enables Real-time Big Data

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Today SGI introduced the SGI UV for SAP HANA, a purpose-built, in-memory computing appliance for growing environments running the SAP HANA platform.

Cray Announces Urika-XA Advanced Analytics Platform

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“The Cray Urika-XA system provides customers with the benefits of a turnkey analytics appliance combined with a flexible, open platform that can be modified for future analytics workloads. Designed for customers with mission-critical analytics challenges, the Cray Urika-XA system reduces the analytics footprint and total cost of ownership with a single-platform consolidating a wide range of analytics workloads.”

The Analytics Frontier of the Hadoop Eco-System

Ted Wilkie

“The Hadoop MapReduce framework grew out of an effort to make it easy to express and parallelize simple computations that were routinely performed at Google. It wasn’t long before libraries, like Apache Mahout, were developed to enable matrix factorization, clustering, regression, and other more complex analyses on Hadoop. Now, many of these libraries and their workloads are migrating to Apache Spark because it supports a wider class of applications than MapReduce and is more appropriate for iterative algorithms, interactive processing, and streaming applications.”

European Commission to Invest €2.5 Billion in Big Data

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“In this talk we summarize the results of the BIG project including analysis of foundational Big Data research technologies, technology and strategy roadmaps to enable business to understand the potential of Big Data technologies across different sectors, together with the necessary collaboration and dissemination infrastructure to link technology suppliers, integrators and leading user organizations.”

Performance Optimization of Hadoop Using InfiniBand RDMA

DK Panda

“The Hadoop framework has become the most popular open-source solution for Big Data processing. Traditionally, Hadoop communication calls are implemented over sockets and do not deliver best performance on modern clusters with high-performance interconnects. This talk will examine opportunities and challenges in optimizing performance of Hadoop with Remote DMA (RDMA) support, as available with InfiniBand, RoCE (RDMA over Converged Enhanced Ethernet) and other modern interconnects.”

Interview: Replacing HDFS with Lustre for Maximum Performance

Gabriele Paciucci

“When organizations operate both Lustre and Apache Hadoop within a shared HPC infrastructure, there is a compelling use case for using Lustre as the file system for Hadoop analytics, as well as HPC storage. Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre includes an Intel-developed adapter which allows users to run MapReduce applications directly on Lustre. This optimizes the performance of MapReduce operations while delivering faster, more scalable, and easier to manage storage.”

Intel Steps up with Enterprise Edition for Lustre Software

Brent Gorda

In this video from the 2014 Lustre Administrators and Developers Conference, Brent Gorda from Intel describes how the company is adding enterprise features to the Lustre File System.

Dirk Slama Keynote on The Internet of Things

Dirk Slama, Director of Business Development, Bosch Software Innovations

“The vision for the Internet of Things is very powerful – a world in which assets, devices, machines, and cloud-based applications seamlessly interoperate, enabling new business models and services; with big data analytics as a foundation to support intelligent decision making in this connected world. As with every vision, the question is how to make it happen. This presentation provides key success factors for IoT, as well as a detailed overview of concrete IoT uses cases in the areas of automotive and transport, manufacturing and supply chain, as well as energy. Finally, a framework for IoT implementation is presented, which helps making your IoT projects a success.”

Performance Comparison of Intel Enterprise Edition Lustre and HDFS for MapReduce

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In this video from the LAD’14 Lustre Administrators and Developers Conference in Reims, Rekha Singhal from Tata Consultancy Services presents: Performance Comparison of Intel Enterprise Edition Lustre and HDFS for MapReduce Applications.

Mellanox InfiniBand Powers Yahoo! Japan

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Today Mellanox Technologies announced that Yahoo! Japan has deployed Mellanox’s end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solutions for database acceleration at several data center sites in Japan.